The Week’s Most Popular Posts: December 14 – 18, 2015

Let’s take a look back at the week that was, here on Book Riot:

It’s December, which means it’s time for the 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge! Last December, the Read Harder Challenge made its debut and the response from the Riot community was staggering. Turns out, you guys love a reading challenge as much as we do!

from The 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge by Rachel Manwill


Our great big round-up of the Best Books of the Year is full of books we’ve been championing all year (so you’ve probably heard of them). Now, let’s talk about some excellent reads of 2015 that flew under the radar and didn’t get the attention or buzz we think they deserved.

from 13 of the Best Books of 2015 You Might Have Missed by Amanda Nelson


I read a LOT of books released in 2015. I read them like it’s my job to read them. (Spoiler: It is.) So I decided to tweet about my 100 favorites, because tweeting with people about books is so much fun! They’re in no particular order, I just picked the first 100 that popped into my head. I’ve collected the list below. Tell me about your favorite books of 2015 in the comments!

from 100 Damn Good Books of 2015 by Liberty Hardy


Sometimes, the best thing for a book nerd to do is to gather her strength and put the damn book down, no matter how much she might prefer to keep reading.

This is not a list for those times. This is a list for those days when the book is the only thing that’s going to happen, and you just need some words to use to get the rest of the world to go away.

Now, repeat after me: I have to stay home because…

from 101 Lies To Tell So You Can Stay Home and Read by Becky Stone


2015 has been a fantastic year for the fantasy novel. Of course, it’s also been a tumultuous year for the business and fan-centric structures that surround the work. It’s been a year of change, and, while I can’t pinpoint the exact reason why we as readers have been blessed with such fantastic work this year, I’m not one to complain.

2015 has been a year of fearless, groundbreaking, loving, thoughtful fantasy by authors who were committed to creating fearless work, deconstructing and reconstructing old, tired stories, and thinking about the fantasy genre in fantastically imaginative ways–much to the chagrin of fans who do not appreciate proposed changes.

from 2015 Was A Great Year For Fantasy Novels by Troy Wiggins


Today is Jane Austen’s 240th birthday! Celebrate with these fun books about and inspired by her life and work.

from 10 Books to Celebrate Jane Austen’s Birthday by Kate Scott


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